Assembling Your Suite
To assemble your envelopes and liners, insert the liner into the envelope up to the gummed strip (not all the way to the bottom of the envelope!). Next, fold the envelope flap closed (to crease the liner). Lift the envelope flap, keeping the liner folded, and apply the adhesive just inside the gummed strip of the envelope, OR to the liner itself. We suggest trying both ways, and doing whatever feels most comfortable. Our favorite tool for this is this adhesive dot roller (depending on the size of your suite, you'll need anywhere from 1 to 3 rollers, a 4 pack is the most economical). Then, fold the envelope flap back down onto the liner and press firmly to attach the adhesive.
To assembly the belly bands around the suite, we recommend wrapping the bellyband around the invitation / largest component only. This way, you’ll get a more snug fit when everything else is placed inside. Center the belly band on top of the suite. Fold one end of the belly band around the suite and place a glue dot on the end. Wrap the other end of the belly band around the suite and adhere to the end with the glue dot. Now, insert the other insert cards under the bellyband, with all cards facing up (we often place them in reverse size order, from the largest piece on the bottom to the smallest on top). Finally, slip your completed suite into the envelope (after it has been addressed and stamped) with the top card facing up. Know that most likely contents within the suite will shift during shipment, so often arranging the cards at the bottom of the envelope is best.
You don't have to lick all the envelopes- we love these to seal them. A note that different envelopes require a different amount of moisture to ensure a secure seal. Specially ordered colored envelopes are specifically finicky, as the adhesive types vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. We suggest testing out a few different moisture amounts when sealing envelopes, letting them sit overnight, and testing the seal once fully dried.